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Byzantine stamps

The stamps from the Middle Byzantine period (9th-13th c.) mark this out as an era of liturgical stability thanks to the unchanging nature of their design: a cross on a rectangular main surface with the IC-XC/NI-KA inscription for stamping the
Lamb. The bread stamps of this period are thus indicative of attachment to a tradition that did not encourage change. Signet rings decorated with cruciform monograms, which communicated their owners' names and professions, are also extremely interesting.